Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Milan

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St. Ambrose built Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio from 379 to 386 CE, making it one of the most ancient churches in the city. However, the majority of what you see today is from 12th-century restorations, hence its Romanesque style. Admire the mosaics in the apse, one of which depicts the life of St. Ambrose, Milan's patron saint. Look for the many faded frescoes in various nooks and crannies of the church. Visit the crypt under the high altar. It contains the remains of three saints: Ambrose, Gervasus, and Protasus. Using our online itinerary creator, Milan attractions like Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • we stumbled across this whilst wandering around. I know everyone goes to see the last supper painting next door, but if you can pop in here it is a beautiful church. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • St. Ambrose like few churches, exonerated solemnity and ancient scent. I am not an expert in art, I leave to them ehading explanations. But entering the Basilica you have the sense of a deep, austere, participatory Christianity. Maybe it's the many memories of my childhood.... St. Ambrose went for midnight mass on Christmas Eve, and I as a child, I was afraid of the bats fluttering over our heads. Behind the basilica is The Ossuary of the Fallen Milanese at War. And they rest two of my great-uncles, boys from '99, who died on the Carso in '17.
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  • Beautiful place. If using your phone to find it, be careful! I spent the morning trekking via Google Maps to the "Quartiere Sant'Ambrogio" only to find that it is a residential suburb of Milan quite some distance away.
  • Beautiful church located in a calm area in Milan. Liked it more than the Dom. We were lucky the church was open for visitors, when closed seems there is not that much to see.
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